One arrested after Poweshiek County chase

Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Deputies were busy early Sunday morning (10/11) trying to flag down a stolen vehicle.  Around 12:45am Sunday, deputies spotted a brown Ford F-150 that had been reported stolen from Marshall County earlier in the evening.  The driver of the stolen pickup had eluded Marshall County Deputies in a chase minutes earlier.  Poweshiek County Deputies tried to make a traffic stop, but the driver tried to get away.  Deputies put up stop sticks, which deflated the tires…but the driver kept going on the rims.  At this point, speeds reached 110 miles per hour.  The stolen F-150 was abandoned at a rural Malcom address, with a red Chevrolet 2500 pickup now being stolen.  The driver of the stolen pickup rammed a Poweshiek County Sheriff’s vehicle and continued trying to get away.  A short time later, the pickup was forced into the ditch and the driver was taken into custody.  The driver is identified as Justin Sutton of Eldora.  He is charged with two counts each of driving while barred, eluding and reckless driving…..with one count each of assault on a police officer with a dangerous weapon, first degree criminal mischief, first degree theft and interference with official acts causing bodily injury to a peace officer.


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